Friday, 10 April 2015

Security Agencies in Rivers Pledge Neutrality, Impartiality for April 11 Elections

Security Agencies in Rivers Pledge Neutrality, Impartiality for April 11 Elections
Security Agencies in Rivers State has pledged to be neutral and impartial come April 11 Elections.

The decision was announced by the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Hassan Kamar, shortly after the meeting with governorship candidates of the three major political parties in the state.
Kamar also directed police personnel attached to individuals to wear civilian clothing and stay away from polling units on election day.

He said: “on this note i want to assure each and every one of us here that we the security agencies have agreed as a body that we are going to be non partial, we are going to create a level playing ground for each and everyone who is going to involved in this exercise. And we have equally passed the same message to our footmen who are going to be deployed in the field. We will continue that neutral and impartiality.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters has announced the deployment of some special police officers to likely flash points for Saturday’s election.

It also announced the deployment of some senior police officers to oversee the governorship and state house assembly elections in states considered to stand at a risk of violence eruption.
The force announced the deployment of six deputy inspector generals of police to the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria to coordinate the elections.
Some of the senior officers deployed include Tunde Ogunsakin who would oversee elections in Rivers State.

Also, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba has ordered a restriction of vehicular movement in all the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation from 8am to 5pm on Saturday, April 11, 2015 only.

This restriction in a release signed by the Force spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, excluded vehicles on essential duties such as Fire Service, ambulances and vehicles used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement/security agencies.

He said there would be no restriction of vehicular movement in the Federal Capital Territory as no election would take place at the FCT.

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